Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
— Colossians 3:12 NLT
God chose us in Christ to be His beloved children.  He clothed us with Christ when we fully believed in Jesus and were baptized.  God now wants us to grow into the character of Jesus while the Holy Spirit works within us to mature us.  Our lives should display the Lord's love in what we say and do with others displaying these specific virtues: tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
These five virtues are essential to building good relationships and deepening our most cherished ones. They are vital for living with others in genuine fellowship. We need to be more tenderhearted and empathetic before we react to others when they slight, mistreat or wound us. We need to treat others with kindness regardless of how they treat us. We must approach others in humility, not thinking too highly of ourselves. When dealing with misunderstandings or trying to help someone who is wounded, we should be gentle as we speak and serve them. Finally, we need patience as we assess, react, and discern how to respond to others.
Why should we be this kind of person? Each of us is loved by God and chosen to display His righteous character, gracious compassion, and faithful lovingkindness to the broken world around us.